NIHONGO: INTRODUCTION TO JAPANESE – LEVEL I

This preliminary level introduces basic survival Japanese, grammar, and hiragana writing and reading. Topics include, but are not limited to, meeting people, shopping, and dining.

  • Each level has 3 parts (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3) which should be taken sequentially before you can move on to the next level.
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Nihongo 2019 / 2020 Syllabus and Required TextbooksTextbook Online SupplementsCLICK HERE for Nihongo Level Chart


2019-2020 SCHEDULE 

Sundays, 10:15am–11:25am  (7-week sessions):

  • PART 1:  Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17
    • Content: Introduction to hiragana, Unit 1
    • This course provides an introduction to the Japanese language and culture and will cover Unit 1 of the required textbook.
  • PART 2: Jan. 5, 19, 26, Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23
    •  Content: Continue hiragana, Unit 2 & 3
    • This course continues from Part 1 of the Japanese Language Level I class series (October – November). This course will cover Unit 2 & 3.
      • Note: If you missed the first Japanese Language Level I class Part 1 in 2017, which covers Unit 1 (Lesson 1 & 2), we recommend that you take our Japanese Language Intensive Workshop Part I, which covers Unit 1 in the textbook in a 2-day intensive workshop. 
  • PART 3: Mar. 1, 8, 15, 29, Apr. 19, 26, May 3
    • Content: Complete hiragana, Unit 4 & 5
    • This course continues from Part 2 of the Japanese Language Level I class series (January-February). It provides further exploration into the Japanese language and culture. Students will cover Unit 4 & 5 of the required textbook.
      • Note: If you missed the first Japanese Language Level I – Part 1, which covers Unit 1 (Lesson 1 & 2), we recommend that you take our Japanese Language Intensive Workshop Part I & II. Part I covers Unit 1 in the textbook in a 2-day intensive workshop.  Part II covers Unit 2 (lessons 3, 4, & 5) in the textbook.
Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851
Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851

CLASS DETAILS 

Cost: $110 ($100 members)
Location: Classroom A
Prerequisite: None

Required Textbooks*

  • Japanese for Busy People I Kana Version (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568363851
  • Japanese for Busy People Kana workbook (revised 3rd edition) ISBN: 978-1568364018

Both books should include the CD. Please bring with you on the first day of classes.

*Textbooks are not carried by the Museum Store

For questions determining your level, please contact: Lisa Niven, Education Program Coordinator, lniven@pbcgov.org.



ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR

Sumiko Uo is a Japan-born educator who currently teaches at Florida Atlantic University and taught previously at Florida International University. A student of language and traditional Japanese cultural arts, Ms. Uo has taught Japanese language, calligraphy, literature and cinema to both children and adults. Her classes will appeal to beginners, as well as those with basic knowledge of Japanese.

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